Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LEAD AGENCY AND AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION UNDER SEQR FOR THE VERTICAL LANDFILL EXPANSION PROJECT AT THE FULTON COUNTY LANDFILL
WHEREAS, Resolution 111 of 2021 authorized a contract with Barton & Loguidice Engineers for design services for a vertical landfill expansion project at the Fulton County Landfill; and
WHEREAS, said project is an Unlisted Action under SEQR; and
WHEREAS, all potential Involved Agencies received a Part I Environmental Assessment Form and were notified, in writing, of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ desire to serve as Lead Agency and were asked to submit comments on whether the proposed project may have any significant impacts on the environment; and
WHEREAS, the following Involved Agency responded, in writing, acknowledging their consent to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors serving as Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
WHEREAS, no Involved Agency offered any written or oral comments on whether the proposed action will have any significant impacts on the environment nor were any written comments received from the public on whether the proposed action will have any impacts on the environment; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby designates itself as Lead Agency for the purpose of issuing a Determination of Significance under SEQR on the proposed action; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, as Lead Agency, hereby determines that:
The requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 617 have been met.
The Board of Supervisors weighed and balanced relevant environmental impacts with social, economic and other considerations.
Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives available, the proposed Action is one that avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable.
Potential environmental impacts will be avoided or minimized to the maximum extent practicable.
and, be it further
RESOLVED, That in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Board of Supervisors hereby classifies said Vertical Landfill Expansion Project as an Unlisted Action and proposes that it serve as Lead Agency for the purpose of conducting a Coordinated SEQRA review of the proposed action and for issuing a determination of significance; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Attorney, Solid Waste Director, NYSDEC, NYSDOT, NYSDOH, City of Gloversville, Town of Johnstown, Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewage Treatment Facility, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board and to each and every other institution or agency that will further the purport of their Resolution.
Seconded by Supervisor YOUNG and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Callery and Horton)